Using Offline Maps in Windows Phone 8

This is a support post for the Inside Windows Phone show on location and mapping in Windows Phone 8 published here. I love the offline maps feature in Windows Phone. I love to travel and I frequently find myself in need to maps even when I don’t have good connectivity on my device (especially in…

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Finding and Mapping a Route in Windows Phone 8

This is a support post for the Inside Windows Phone show on location and mapping in Windows Phone 8 published here. One of the really cool and powerful things in the Windows Phone mapping services is the ability to simple hand the Windows Phone APIs a list of geo coordinates and have it create walking…

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Reverse Geocoding in Windows Phone 8

This is a support post for the Inside Windows Phone show on location and mapping in Windows Phone 8 published here. Reverse geocoding is the process of getting an address from a latitude/longitude pair. With Windows Phone, this process is not only easy, it works in conjunction with the offline mapping capability so that developers…

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Calculating Distance From 2 GeoCoordinates in Windows Phone 8

This is a support post for the Inside Windows Phone show on location and mapping in Windows Phone 8 published here. Calculating the distance between two GeoCoordinates in Windows Phone 8 is about as simple as it can get. First, get a GeoCoordinate. One handy way of doing this is to get the location of…

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Weekly Links - January 7 2013

Windows Phone Mark Cuban has a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone – and discusses this fact in standard Mark Cuban style, of course. Where to buy NFC tags and how to edit them (Adam Fraser) – Some great pointers to getting good NFC tags for sample development Registering Extensions in Windows Phone – There are a…

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